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Helping students gain industry experience

    • Graphic

      Role

      Graphic Designer

      What do you do?

      • Work with the senior lecturer or store manager to agree on designs and deadlines for promotions and in-store/online graphics.
      • Consider lead times and materials required to realise the designs.
      • Be based in store and be part of the store team.

      Student view

      Georgia Hilliard
      BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics

      My role enabled me to use my graphic design skills, as well as do some visual merchandising and have a go at mural painting. I even got to trade with Re:So at Victorious Festival in Southsea. My time at Re:So has broadened my knowledge of working in the fashion industry and has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone in both personal and creative aspects.

    • Some

      Role

      Sales Associate

      What do you do?

      • Ensure the store is presentable when opening and closing for the next working day.
      • Provide excellent customer service at all times.
      • Ensure all products are priced and labelled.
      • Work with the senior lecturer to organise and work at events.

      Student view

      Holly McGeary
      BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

      The role has given me so many opportunities including going on a buying trip, being a part of pop-up stores and helping with styling for a catwalk show hosted by Gok Wan. During my time here I have found that I have interests in visual merchandising and marketing. Now I feel prepared to go out and use the knowledge I’ve learnt, and I’m excited to continue further improving my skills after Re:So.

    • RESO

      Role

      Visual Merchandising Team

      What do you do?

      • Work to VM visuals, schedules and plans supplied when required.
      • Assist with conducting research on current and future trends in design and lifestyle.
      • Identify and source props, fabrics, hardware and lighting, including searching for items that can be upcycled or recycled.
      • Monitor sales according to how products are visually merchandised.

      Student view

      Tessa Johnston
      BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Communication

      I was sent the visual merchandising (VM) work-based learning job vacancy from the head of my course and I applied straight away, as VM is something I’ve always been really interested in. I enjoyed my time at Re:So as I got to put up some pop-up shops - the one at Victorious Festival was my highlight of the whole experience. In fact, I loved working at Re:So so much that I am now staying on as the part of the visual merchandising team.

    • The

      Role

      Marketing and Promotions Manager

      What do you do?

      • Regularly review the store with the academic lead and store manager to achieve commercially-focused objectives.
      • Assist with management of events and promotions.
      • Use social media to promote the store and events.
      • Research viability of events, timings, costings, risks and staffing requirements.
      • Measure the success of events and promotions with the academic lead and store manager.

      Student view

      Paige King
      BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

      This role has enabled me to gain crucial industry experience, from organising events to visual merchandising and graphic design.  It allows me to be creative, but has also let me experience the day-to-day operation of a retail business. Gaining this industry experience at Re:So has been key for preparing me for my next graduate job.

    • RESO

      Role

      Sales Manager

      What do you do?

      • Record weekly sales on an agreed date and provide this information to the Re:So manager and team members on a regular basis.
      • Liaise with other Re:So team members to ensure policies are followed correctly.
      • Monitor sales and identify best sellers and best price points.
      • Communicate sales information with Re:So suppliers and sellers.
      • Liaise with the University finance team.

      Student view

      Laura Goldney
      BA (Hons) Beauty Promotion

      I have been at Re:So for over six months now and I really enjoy working here. Coming into work is always a pleasure as everyone gets along so well. We all have different responsibilities but share a desire to see Re:So grow and expand.

    • Graduate

      Role

      Graduate Intern (Retail Management)

      What do you do?

      • Lead the student team, while overseeing the daily operation of the store.
      • Gather and analyse data relating to staff and student projects.
      • Proactively work with the store team to develop ideas and opportunities in store and promotionally.
      • Support the academic lead by assisting with the further development of Re:So as a retail business.
      • Negotiate and meet with external organisations, suppliers and event venues.
      • Support academic lead in promotion and development of the student experience and curriculum-based activity for Re:So.

      Student view

      Sandra Tavares
      BA (Hons) Fashion Management with Marketing

      I applied to work with Re:So to complete my 100-hour work-based learning which then led to me staying on as a stockist. As I began to develop in the stockist role, I tried other roles and responsibilities which eventually led me to taking on the store management position. Re:So has enabled me develop relevant experience and grow as a person. I have been able to practice my skills while developing new ones.”

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